Marine Saved Two In Chattanooga Shooting Investigation Reveals
Gunnery Sgt. Camden Meyer saved his daughter and a fellow marine during the July terror shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to an investigative officer’s report released to the Marine Corps Times.
On July 16, Meyer reported to his post at Recruiting Substation Chattanooga at 7:30 a.m. Meyer, according to the report, talked with his Marines about the day and then left the office to get his car repaired.
Meyer returned around 9 a.m. with his daughter. He agreed to watch her for a couple of hours while his wife finished some work, according to the report. One Marine recruiter left to get his hair trimmed. Two recruits showed up for a routine strength test.
Lance Cpl. Christopher Gilliam and Sgt. DeMonte Cheeley sat on a couch in the front of the office visiting with the recruits before their test. Gilliam, on the job for only two months, spotted some suspicious activity in a Ford Mustang outside the office.
Ten minutes later, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez fired between 30 and 45 rounds from a rented Mustang convertible before driving off. He was caught with an assault rifle, a shotgun, and a pistol.
“The only thing I can remember seeing was two arms holding a weapon,” Gilliam told the investigating officer.